Bobby Green went the distance with Edson Barboza earlier this month in Austin Texas in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson. The fight not only ended Green’s 8-fight win streak, but also ended Green’s undefeated UFC run.
Prior to the bout, Green revealed on Facebook that he was contemplating retirement (See that HERE).
‘King’ spoke to MMAJunkie recently to discuss whether or not he will retire:
“I’m still contemplating whether I’m going to retire or not. I’m just not sure. I feel like I kind of got robbed. I felt like it was a close fight. I’m not saying Barboza didn’t do his thing, but even the things he did, they looked bigger than they were.”
“Normally, the way it works is you crack a guy, he stumbles, and you chase his ass and finish him up. Barboza is a great finisher, and all of a sudden he’s not trying to finish me? I felt like I was the aggressor the whole time. I controlled the center of the cage. He had a couple of leg kicks.”
“I thought it was based on cage control, effective striking, aggression and all these different things that we base a fight on. I don’t know. I thought I was doing fine. I wanted to stand up with a muay Thai striker. I wanted to prove that I can take his best, no problem. He was the one having trouble with my style.”
“I felt like the first round was pretty close. I think the stats showed he had a few more strikes, but I had the takedown, so with the takedown, I thought I took the first round. And I thought I took the third round, so I get one and three, and I give him two. I don’t understand how he wins when he’s not the aggressive one.”
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